Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pssst! Hey, kid! Wanna watch an interview with Sonny Rollins?

The jazz saxophone colossus is a rare bird indeed: a master musician who's also a spiritually complete human being. His latest album, Road Shows Vol. 2, is largely drawn from performances at his 80th birthday celebration gig last year, including an encounter with Ornette Coleman on "Sonnymoon for Two." Far from throwing in the towel, Rollins at 81 is energized and aflame with creativity, tempered by a beautiful humility. See a 25-minute interview with NPR's Tavis Smiley here.


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